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California Senate endorses minimum wage hike

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The California Senate voted Monday in favor of a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage each of the next two years. [Sacramento Bee] Senate Bill 3 would bump the minimum wage to $11 in 2016 and $13 in... (Continue reading)

Bill prohibits retaliation against homeless sleeping in cars

A bill that would protect homeless people sleeping in their cars from harassment, removal from their vehicles and civil and criminal penalties in California made a key step forward on Monday. Assembly Bill 718, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Kansen Chu... (Continue reading)

Water district plans colored by subterfuge

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Planning by advocates of a sprawling water district to manage the Paso Robles basin has been cloaked in secrecy and back-room deals to help insure its eventual formation. Legislation carried by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo)... (Continue reading)

Jordan Cunningham announces run for Katcho’s seat

Former San Luis Obispo County deputy district attorney and Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham announced his candidacy for California State Assembly. Cunningham is seeking to replace the termed-out 35th Assembly District Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. “I have kept criminals... (Continue reading)

Californians get 900 new laws

On New Year’s Day California will have 900 new laws including one that allows drivers licenses for undocumented workers and several that help protect against online bullying. Here are some of the new laws: Law against posting private nude photos... (Continue reading)

Supervisor candidates argue over proposition 13

By KAREN VELIE The latest skirmish in the contentious battle for San Luis Obispo County’s District 4 Supervisor seat is over the meaning of Proposition 13. Caren Ray and Lynn Compton are battling for what is considered the swing seat... (Continue reading)

Why vote against public participation?

OPINION By KEVIN RICE Why did Assembly Member Katcho Achadjian vote against citizen speech at public meetings? On Wednesday, AB 194 (Nora Campos, D-San Jose) cleared both State Congress houses and now moves toward Governor Brown’s desk, but not with... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill headed to the governor

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Assembly Monday on a 51-4 vote and is on its way to California Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure, by Assemblyman... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles water bill escapes Senate

A bill seeking establishment of a water management district for the Paso Robles aquifer, AB 2453, easily passed the California Senate Wednesday evening on a 29-3 vote. The measure, by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), now goes back to... (Continue reading)

Supervisors waffle on support for Paso Robles water bill

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A heavily-amended legislative proposal to create a “hybrid” water district for controlling the Paso Robles water basin no longer has support from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors following a circuitous, often testy discussion by... (Continue reading)



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